As individuals age, the body increasingly slows its production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are integral in maintaining youthful-looking, elastic skin. Without these essential proteins, the skin loses its elastic quality and begins to sag. Also with age, muscle tone is lost, and fat migrates to unwanted areas of the face. Together, these ingredients are a recipe for the development of visible signs of aging throughout the face, including sagging facial skin and hollow-looking facial regions.
Everyone develops noticeable signs of facial aging at different rates. Unfortunately, some people develop visible signs of aging sooner than others, due to a variety of factors, including lifestyle habits (e.g., sunbathing without proper SPF protection, smoking, drinking alcohol in excess) and genetic traits.
The good news is that Dr. Joseph Michaels offers not only facial rejuvenation surgery to help “turn back the hands of time,” but nonsurgical cosmetic treatment options as well.
Introducing Juvéderm Voluma XC
One of the nonsurgical cosmetic treatment options designed to rejuvenate the face that Dr. Michaels is excited to share with his patients is Juvéderm Voluma XC, the newest product from Allergan, the maker of Juvéderm. This newest product from Allergan is different than Juvéderm in that it is the first facial filler that’s FDA approved for use in enhancing the cheeks. Unlike regular Juvéderm, which is meant to be used in the superficial layers of the skin, Juvéderm Voluma XC is a thicker facial filler meant to be used in the deeper tissues of the face. It also lasts longer than regular Juvéderm, and results can be maintained for up to two years
Not only is Juvéderm Voluma XC a great way to provide added definition to the cheek area for a more sculpted look, but it helps rejuvenate the face by providing a subtle lift throughout the cheek area. This helps gently lift sagging skin throughout the lower face, for a more youthful-looking facial profile. It also helps blend the junction between the lower eyelids and cheeks.
Dr. Michaels will also continue to offer regular Juvéderm dermal filler, which allows him to fill in and thus smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles and facial folds, such as nasiolabial folds, or the parenthetical-looking lines running from the bottom outside edges of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
To learn more about how new Juvéderm Voluma XC can enhance the cheeks and rejuvenate your facial appearance, please contact Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery by calling (301) 468-5991 or (703) 957-8610 today.